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Boost Spray Technician Productivity

(and make more money!!!)

Andrew GreessOPM Saguaro Conference

Mesa, AZ

September 2009

Our Equipment.

Your Success.

www.qspray.com

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Goal Today – 8 Tips to Stop Wasting Money

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- Reduce equipment problems

- Reduce repair expenses

- Reduce downtime

- Reduce missed appointments

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Goal Today – Find Ways to Stop Wasting Money

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Information based upon our repair shop experience:

- Common Problems

- Repetitive Problems

- Avoidable Problems

- Rapidly Worsening Problems

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Please:

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-Ask Questions

- Share Experiences

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Most Common Source of Problems

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Any Guesses?

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1. Good Filtration is critical to any sprayer

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- Good Design

- Operating Procedures

- Maintenance Procedures

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Filtration – Good Design is critical

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- Selection

based upon material, water quality, pump, technician

- Type

fill hose, strainer basket, before pump, gun/tip

- Accessibility

location, reach, plumbing

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Filtration – Good Design is critical

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Design for your application, equipment, technician

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Access – Nothing more important

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- Can technician reach filter?

- Can filter be checked when tank is full?

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Access – Nothing more important

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The right way to do it!

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Filtration – Check your Filter

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Filtration – Replace your Filter

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Filtration – Check your Filter (or else!)

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Pump damage; clogged guns, tips, hoses; downtime,

repair expenses, overtime, etc.

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2. Pressure Related Problems

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a. Don’t overpressurize sprayers

- Backpacks, especially sensitive

- $5 problems become $50 problems quickly

- Extends life

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2. Pressure Related Problems

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b. Don’t run pumps too fast

- The pressure fairy?

- Extends life

- Reduce drift

- Reduce size of spills

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2. Pressure Related Problems

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c. Release the pressure

- Extends life

- Especially backpacks

- Reduce freeze risk

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3. Clean It Out!

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- B & Gs

- Backpacks

- Power Sprayers

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3. Clean It Out!

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Debris in tanks = problems

- Clogged filters (fish anyone?)

- Starved (damaged) pumps

- Clogged hoses, fittings, guns & tips

- Incorrect chemical concentrations

- Downtime

- Repair expenses

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3. Clean It Out!

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3. Clean It Out!

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3. Clean It Out!

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What will this cost you?

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4. Don’t Wait for Problems

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Preventative Maintenance is critical- especially pumps & motors where failure is expensive

- take advantage of slow periods to do PM

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5. Train Employees to Report Problems

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Time Downhill

You know what

$to

fix

Leaks

Problems

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5. Train Employees to Report Problems

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Small Problems quickly become big problems

- Leaks

- Changes in pressure

- Changes in output

- Appearance

- Sound

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6. Use Emergency Repair Kits

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7. Use Preflight Checklist

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- Airplane pilot metaphor

- Techs should spend 3-4 minutes at start of day

checking their equipment

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7. Use Preflight Checklist

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Find small problems

- they are cheaper to fix than big problems

Find problems where you can do something about them

- it is better to have problems at the office/home

than to have them in the customers driveway

The case of the missing pump!

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Review – 8 Simple Tips

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1. Filtration

2. Pressure Issues

3. Clean It Out

4. Preventative Maintenance

5. Report Problems

6. Emergency Repair Kits

7. Preflight Checklist

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More Info on Spray Equipment

Our equipment.

Your success.

*** Preflight Checklist Session Tomorrow ***

PMP Magazine Smart Systems Column

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follow on Twitter: AndrewGreess

email us: [email protected]

Demo outside the Main Hall

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Equipment Experts

Our Equipment.

Your Success.

Custom Sprayer Design

Parts & Repair Kits

www.qspray.com or (602) 371.1993 or (800) 675-7485

Please contact us for your spray equipment needs

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